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  • Ray Lewis headlines ESPN's 'All Era' team

    Ray Lewis headlines ESPN's 'All Era' team
    Last week, ESPN revealed its NFL “All Era” team, which recognized those current players whose attitudes and styles of play would make them successful in, well, any era, whether it is today’s pass-happy NFL or the days when Dick Butkus...
  • Ray Lewis: A gentleman off the field

    On a trip to Dallas from BWI last week, to my surprise, I was sitting next to Ray Lewis of the Ravens. He was on his way to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, and I'm sure it was a bittersweet trip for him. Mr. Lewis accommodated anyone and everyone who asked for an...
  • Jonathan Ogden or Ray Lewis: Who is No. 1 Raven?

    Jonathan Ogden or Ray Lewis: Who is No. 1 Raven?
    It has been the source of a major debate for years. Who is the best Raven - Jonathan Ogden or Ray Lewis? It's really no contest. The most physical, technically sound and dominating player is Ogden. The player with the most impact on franchise history is...
  • Sorry R. Lewis, but Ogden is best Raven ever

    Sorry R. Lewis, but Ogden is best Raven ever
    It has been the source of a major debate for years. Who is the best Raven - Jonathan Ogden or Ray Lewis? It's really no contest. The most physical, technically sound and dominating player is Ogden. The player with the most impact on franchise history...
  • For Bears opponents, Wrigley Field was the unfriendly confines

     For Bears opponents, Wrigley Field was the unfriendly confines
    With the Bears trailing 7-0 early in the 1963 NFL championship game at Wrigley Field, Giants receiver Del Shofner got behind cornerback Dave Whitsell but dropped a pass from Y.A. Tittle in the end zone. On the next play, linebacker Larry Morris...
  • Bears' heroes of Wrigley Field

    Bears' heroes of Wrigley Field
    Because the Bears won eight of their nine NFL titles during their 50 seasons at Wrigley Field, where 22 of the 26 Bears in the Pro Football Hall of Fame played, heroes from those days abound. George Halas. The hero of heroes. He convinced the Cubs...
  • Rinne, Predators shut out Blackhawks

    Rinne, Predators shut out Blackhawks CHICAGO -- Choose your adjective or phrase: deja vu, instant replay, rerun, or hockey's version of the movie Groundhog Day. Any way you describe it, the Nashville Predators played virtually the same type of game on...
  • Super Bowl winners show exactly what Eagles need

    Super Bowl winners show exactly what Eagles need
    — So much changes from year to year in the NFL that it's impossible to say if the Seattle Seahawks will even be back in the playoffs next season, much less repeat as Super Bowl champions. But one thing is certain as far as the Eagles trying to...
  • Have mercy! Five '90s shows that deserve Super Bowl ads

    Have mercy! Five '90s shows that deserve Super Bowl ads
    Uncle Jesse isn't the only one who can play this game. With the news that the men of "Full House" have reassembled for a Super Bowl commercial, we've got some powerhouse '90s reunion ideas of our own. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" When you think...
  • 10 Bears-Packers season-enders

    10 Bears-Packers season-enders
    Here's a look at the other Bears-Packers season finales: 2010: Packers 10-3. Jan. 2, 2011, Lambeau Field. Locked in a 3-3 tie, Aaron Rodgers connected on a 1-yard scoring pass to Donald Lee with 2 minutes, 50 seconds to play to give the Packers the...
  • Waiting for Dick Butkus

    Waiting for Dick Butkus
    Dick Butkus is ducking me. Won't return my calls, my e-mails. Butkus. The name's Lithuanian, you know — a verb, a proper noun, an act of war. You don't say it, you bark it. Like a big, flatulent truck backfiring up a hill. "But-cuss," the...
  • A visit with Dick Butkus, who still gives as good as he gets

    A visit with Dick Butkus, who still gives as good as he gets
    Finally found Butkus, cornered him in Malibu after eight months of trying. Remember? Author Geoff Dyer had D.H. Lawrence to pursue; I had Butkus, the Lithuanian American kid from the South Side of Chicago, solid as a coal car, ornery as a hungry mule....